Fields of Practice
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
SOWK 111 or SOWX 111
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
Introductory study and experience in selected areas of practice.
This paper provides an introduction to the challenges of human service practice in Aotearoa/New Zealand. It covers the fundamental knowledge and values bases underlying human and social services, introducing a range of fields of social service practice.
The course covers these key areas:
-Knowledge and history of social services in Aotearoa/New Zealand
-Selected fields and perspectives for practice
-Demonstrate knowledge and history of social services in Aotearoa/New Zealand
-An understanding of professional issues, values and ethics, working across difference and theory in practice
-Knowledge of selected fields covered by social/human services work
-An understanding of how a holistic perspective is required for practice within each field
Chenoweth, L., and McAuliffee, D.,(2012) The Road to Social Work and Human Service Practice: An Introductory Text (3rd Edition). Cengage Learning, Australia.
Connolly, M. and Harms, L. (2009) Social Work: Contexts and Practice. Oxford University Press, Auckland.
Alston, M. and McKinnon, J., (eds) (2005) Social Work: Fields of Practice. Oxford: Australia.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.